NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo

To Cheat, Or Not To Cheat…

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I’ve been toying with the idea of doing nanowrimo again this year. I took a year off last year, for obvious reasons, but this year, I’ve been wondering whether or not to commit.

I’ve read the rules. I’ve looked at the logistics. I’ve explored possible ideas. But so far, I can’t commit myself to writing only a brand new novel, from scratch. I’ve been struggling with writing lately. My brain sort of freezes and won’t let me move on.

The thing is, I was talking to one of my best friends, who also knows the struggle of writing, and I have made the decision to work on multiple projects at the same time.

This, is obviously in stark contrast to the rules of nanowrimo. Well, you know what? This year, I don’t care! I usually stick rigidly to the rules, but it’s not actually getting me any further ahead, so this year, I will participate in nanowrimo, but instead of working on a single project, I will be working on several, and totalling the word counts.

At the end of the day, nanowrimo is there to get us writing, and if this is the only way that I can do it, then I guess you can call me a rule breaker!

How are you planning on spending your nanowrimo? Let’s get a conversation going. Are you a rule keeper, or a rule breaker?


Li Carter is a writer, artist and crafter. She lives in South Wales, UK, with her family, and five rescue dogs. She’s on Twitter @rbcreativeli , Facebook: Rainbow Butterfly Creative, and Instagram @rainbowbutterflycreative and is the author of My Only True Friend: The Beginning. She is currently working on a new series titled The QuickSilver Chronicles. She is the original Rainbow Butterfly, and wants to fill an ever darkening world with a little bit of beauty and creativity.

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